Monday, February 22, 2016

BLOG TOUR: FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter


Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the FIRSTLIFE blog tour! 




Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.
There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

~ Author Q & A ~

JC: Who is your favorite character in FIRSTLIFE?
GS: I’d have to go with Ten Lockwood, the driving force behind the book. She is a fighter, will do whatever it takes to survive. And she doesn’t just do what’s good enough to get by but actively does her best. She walked through the fire and came out singed but stronger.

JC: If Tenley had a theme song, what would it be and why?

GS: Fight Song by Rachel Platten, because it is a single word that changes the course that was set for Ten’s life.

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

JC: How many books are planned in the series?

GS: There will be three! Firstlife, Lifeblood and Everlife.

JC: Do you plot, outline or write by the seat of your pants?
GS: With Firstlife, I did a bit of both. I planned the beginning –girl being tortured in an asylum -- and the end –don’t want to spoil it LOL -- but let the characters drive me through the middle. 

JC: Cookies, cupcakes, or pie? 
GS: Chocolate chip cookies would trump red velvet cupcakes but not chocolate chip cupcakes, but neither would trump a homemade pecan pie.

 ~ About the Author ~
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty 
books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”. 

Tour Schedule:
Week 1:
2/15: Fiction Fare - Review
2/16: Reading Is Better with Cupcakes - Pocket Letter
2/17: The Book Cellar - Review
2/18: Swoony Boys Podcast - Dreamcasting
2/19: Paperback Princess - Review

Week 2:
2/22: Jenuine Cupcakes - Q&A
2/23: Read-Love-Blog - Review
2/24: The Irish Banana Review - Fast 5
2/25: Reading w/ABC - Review
2/26: No BS Book Reviews - Cover Lovin'

 ~ Giveaway ~
3 Finished Copies of Firstlife (US Only)

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